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Universal Credit

28th May 2012

What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a government policy which is scheduled to be introduced in Northern Ireland in October 2013. Under this policy all benefits will be paid directly to an individual claimant, per household and under one single payment. This in effect, will therefore abolish typical individual benefit payments such as Housing Benefit, which will be amalgamated into th...

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme

25th May 2012

How will the Tenancy Deposit Scheme affect you? The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (TDS) is due to be introduced in Northern Ireland in the next few years. Currently the scheme is being implemented in Scotland and it will be an early indicator for things to come for Landlords and Tenants in Northern Ireland. How will the TDS work? The scheme begins with deposits taken as normal for the te...

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Pensioner Rate Relief 2012

16th May 2012

In April this year, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson unveiled an extra boost to the Loan Pensioner Allowance Scheme with additional funds of 17.5 million being added to the scheme. Under the terms of this scheme, people living alone and aged 70 and above will benefit from a 20% reduction on their rates bill. Since the introduction of this scheme in 2008, over 27,000 pensioners have been aided a...

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